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Former Law enforcement officer arraignment set

(Arraignment for Rafael Adan Martinez set for September)…Martinez had a prelim this week.

He was arrested in October of last year. The arrest was the culmination of an investigation by the Imperial County Narcotics Task Force. The NTF suspected a narcotic trafficking organization operating out of a Tire Shop in El Centro. The Shop was owned by Martinez. He was arrested as the head of the organization and also suspected of planning a kidnapping. Martinez is a former Holtville Police Officer and a former County Sheriff Deputy.